1

variorum

noun var·i·o·rum \ ˌver-ē-ˈȯr-əm \

Definition of variorum

1 :an edition or text with notes by different persons
2 :an edition containing variant readings of the text

Origin and Etymology of variorum

borrowed from Latin variōrum "of various persons," (genitive plural masculine of varius 1various) in the New Latin phrase cum notīs variōrum "with the notes of various persons"


2

variorum

adjective

Definition of variorum

:relating to or being a variorum
  • a variorum edition
; also :variant
  • variorum readings

First Known Use of variorum

circa 1763


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